Gardaí investigating at the scene where a baby was found abandoned on Steelstown Road in Rathcoole, Co Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gardaí and the health authorities have insisted their efforts to find the mother of a newborn baby girl abandoned last week were not a criminal invest(...)

Jack Marrinan: was GRA general secretary for 27 years. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The death has taken place of Jack Marrinan, one of the key figures in the development of the Garda Representative Association (GRA), which represents (...)

Some 20 searches were carried out as part of an ongoing Garda investigation into dissident republican activity in Counties Dublin, Louth and Wexford on Wednesday. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A leading figure in the dissident republican movement was being held for questioning after gardaí carried out more than 20 searches across three count(...)

Garda Sergeant Maeve O’Sullivan, Rita Byrne principal social worker with Tusla and Superintendent Brendan Connolly showing items similar to those found with the newborn baby girl discovered in Rathcoole, Co Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The State has secured permission to take a DNA profile from the baby girl found abandoned on the outskirts of Dublin last week.The sample would be use(...)

Sgt Maeve O’Sullivan, Supt Brendan Connolly and Rita Byrne from Tulsa at a press conference on Monday with the items found with the newborn baby girl discovered in Rathcoole, Co Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins 2:18

Gardaí have received a number of calls from the public after they appealed for the mother of a newborn baby girl found abandoned on the outskirts of D(...)

Garda preserve the scene on Steelstown Road in Rathcoole, Co Dublin after a baby girl was discovered by a member of the public on Friday. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos.

The Garda Síochána is to significantly step up efforts to find the mother of a newborn baby found abandoned, amid growing concern for the physical and(...)

Prison service chief Michael Donnellan said that while some luxuries extended to inmates might seem too liberal, the service must try to get through to “angry” criminals. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

The role of the prison system is to “build up” and “bring back” criminals by treating them with humanity, the head of the Irish Prison Service has sai(...)

Gardaí and members of the Defence Forces have undergone training to prepare them to work in prisons in the event prison officers take industrial actio(...)

The conference heard that despite efforts by the Irish Prison Service to reduce the flow of contraband, a “drugs, drugs and more drugs” scenario was confronting staff daily

Prison officers have urged Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to “take on” gang leaders in jail and isolate them from the rest of the prison po(...)

The Mountjoy Prison reception wing. Prison officers have claimed a prisoner who recently stabbed staff in Mountjoy was given €65 and a birthday cake just days after lashing out at the two officers. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Security measures for prison officers dealing with violent inmates are to be heightened to include the wearing of stab-proof vests.Minister for Justic(...)